Meet Ben Jones, LCMHC


Meet Ben Jones, LCMHC Meet Ben

I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) at New Life Counseling Center, PLLC.

After spending most of my life in a small town in North Carolina, I earned a degree in Counselor Education with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at East Carolina University. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.  I serve adults of all ages and children as young as 12. My specialty areas include addictions, depression, anxiety disorders and trauma.

For as long as I can remember, I've had a desire to help people who are struggling with various challenges in their life. My passion is in helping people identify their needs and to help them find healthy ways to meet them, so they can live better lives for themselves and their families. I work with individuals and groups who want to find new ways of coping with their problems so that they can live more meaningful lives and have healthier relationships with those around them.  

While many factors play a role in the therapeutic process, I believe that the therapeutic alliance is one of the most important factors and best predictors of success. That is why I take the necessary time getting to know each one of my clients, helping them identify what they want to focus on in therapy and what type of treatments work best for them. Although my work with every client is unique, my goal for all is the same: to help you meet your needs!

As a person-centered therapist, I am not “the expert." You are! A person-centered therapist allows the client to guide the session, not jumping in to solve the problems, but helping you to explore your inner dynamics through an accepting process, to find your own truths and answers. By focusing on the person first, this allows my clients to play an equal part in their therapeutic journey and set and achieve realistic goals that align with their needs, beliefs and values. At times, some type of change must occur to meet our needs. I offer skills training and eclectic methods of change. I also welcome your ideas and input in tailoring a therapy that works best for you, your goals and your lifestyle. 

My goal isn’t to change you but to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to discuss your needs and concerns, which I believe is where change begins. I’m excited to join you on your journey of change in finding a happier and more fulfilling life!

Post-Graduate Training;

  • Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice
  • Intermediate Motivational Interviewing
  • Evidence Based Practices in Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Cultural Dimensions of Relapse Prevention
  • Confidentiality of Substance Use Treatment Information
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • ASAM Criteria and Application
  • Co-Occurring Disorders for Early Practitioners
  • Crisis Management
  • Best Practices in Trauma Specific Treatment
  • Interventions for Suicide Risk and Postvention for Suicide Loss Survivors
  • SBIRT: Screening and Interventions for Individuals with Substance Use Issues
  • Advanced CBTs_ Process-Based Treatment Using a Trauma-Informed Lens
  • Structured Group Therapy Approaches
  • Supporting Individuals in Early Recovery
  • The Gut-Brain Connection: How Digestion Affects Physical and Mental Health
  • DBT Part 1 - Introduction to DBT & Skills Webinar
  • DBT Part 2- Skills Practice & Implementation Webinar
  • Use of Mindfulness in Recovery
  • The "Emotional" Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, & Narcissistic
  • Elderly Addiction- Identification & Intervention
  • PTSD & Substance Use: Working with Veterans
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Assessment and Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders
  • Substance Use and Trauma
  • The Role of Wellness in Recovery
  • Adolescent Substance Use Disorders and Clinical Pathways
  • CBT in Substance use disorder treatment
  • Connecting Substance Use and Interpersonal Violence
  • Ethical Considerations in Substance Use Treatment for Youth
  • Family Therapy in Substance Use Treatment
  • Family Assessment and Intervention
  • Ethics And Boundary Issues
  • The ASAM Criteria (Two Day) Skill Building Training
  • Treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Supporting Individuals in Early Recovery
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, and Spirituality in Recovery
  • Assessing and Treating Methamphetamine Use Disorder
  • Applying Ethical Decision-Making in Clinical Practice
  • Screening and Assessing for Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults
  • Navigating the Ethics of Dual Relationships and Termination
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS: An Overview
  • Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder
  • Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment

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